Also called SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 is the latest version of the Universal Serial Bus external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of up to and beyond 5GB/s (gigabytes per second). In addition to the increase in speed, UBS 3.0 is also optimized for low power and improved protocol efficiency. USB 3.0 ports and cabling will be a backward-compatible standard with previous USB technologies. USB 3.0 is not yet officially released. However, a prototype was introduced in late 2007 by Intel. The technology is also developed by HP, Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation, NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments. Products supporting USB 3.0 are expected to be released to consumers around 2009/2010.
- USB Flash Drive Alliance
The USB Flash Drive Alliance is a consortium of technology companies launched to educate consumers about the exceptional portability, capacity and utility of USB flash drives.
- USB OTG (On-The-Go)
Short for USB On-The-Go, an extension of the USB 2.0 specification for connecting peripheral devices to each other. USB OTG products can communicate with each other without the need to be connected to a PC. For example, a digital camera can connect to a PDA, or a mobile phone can connect to a printer or […]
- USB boot
Using USB devices, such as a flash drive to boot a Windows PC. Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 introduced a new embedded enabling Feature called USB Boot. This allows users to build a Windows XPe image that boots from a USB flash drive.
- USB card reader
A small USB plug-and-play device used to read, copy and backup data from portable flash memory cards such as an SD Card, MiniSD, MicroSD, SIM and others that are used in a wide variety of consumer electronics products. One card reader may be used for a specific type of memory card, while others may be […]
- USB Flash Drive
(n.) A small, portable flash memory card that plugs into a computer��s USB port and functions as a portable hard drive. USB flash drives are touted as being easy-to-use as they are small enough to be carried in a pocket and can plug into any computer with a USB drive. USB flash drives have less […]